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Oct 28, 2015

Is it safe to lose weight it you are hiv positive

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

If you're overweight, then it's not only safe, but a good idea to loose weight. Indeed, in our analysis from the HIV Outpatient Study, over 30% of adults in care were obese.

One way to know if you're overweight is to calculate your body mass index, or BMI. No matter what, it would be a good idea to discuss your weight and health with your care provider before embarking on a weight control program.

I hope that's helpful, BY

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